CHICAGO (UKTN) — There were many tired feet but happy hearts on Soldier Field Sunday as the Susan G. Komen 3-day hike came to an end.
The 60-mile trek kicked off Friday with more than 1,000 people stamping on the sidewalk to raise money for breast cancer research and help those afflicted with the disease.
UKTN 2 learned exactly where the money is going.
“It’s going to be used for things like research, life-saving research, some of which is taking place here in Chicago with Komen researchers. We’ll use it for legislation that can give people year-round access to care. And then we’ll be there for people who need us today, so direct patient support services, things like patient navigation and financial support,” said Cati Stone.
Stone said 1,200 hikers made $3.7 million for the cause this year.
Interested parties can join the coming year at coming.org.